Following the held closed door meeting between Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and the Federal Government on Thursday, there have been an agreement to resume talks next week to resolve the ongoing strike.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, told newsmen at the end of the closed-door meeting that the talks had been fruitful.
Thursday’s meeting was called at the instance of the minister.
“We will resume discussions by next week,’’ Ngige said.
Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, also confirmed that the meeting would continue next week.
“We have just started the discussion, we have really not gone too far, so what we have done today was to open the issues. By tomorrow we should meet and decide when we reschedule the meeting.
” This means that the strike still continues,” Ogunyemi said.
The lecturers resumed strike on Nov. 5 over demands for improved funding of public universities based on agreements reached with the Federal Government in 2009.